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SAGE to begin publishing the Downside Review

July 20, 2016

London, UK. SAGE Publishing today announces that it is to begin publishing the Downside Review, a quarterly journal published by the monks of Downside since 1880, in partnership with Downside Abbey.

Offering a distinctively monastic perspective on the Church’s Faith and Tradition, the Downside Review has provided a forum for scholarly communication and debate since its founding. The aim of the journal is to provide a key platform on which to discuss and demonstrate the impact of Catholic intellectual life on the culture of our day.

The journal’s Editor, Dr Simon Johnson, commented:

“The Downside Review has a rich history of publishing Church commentary from a monastic perspective and we are delighted to begin this new chapter in the journals history with SAGE Publishing. With SAGE’s careful guidance we are confident that the journal will go from strength to strength, reaching a wider, global audience and help us to develop our aim of providing a key scholarly platform to discuss the influence of Catholic intellectual life.”

SAGE Publishing’s Editorial Director, Karen Phillips additionally remarked:

“We are thrilled to be able to welcome the Downside Review into our considerable portfolio of theology journals, a publication with a remarkable history of publishing articles on a wide range of theological topics that have influenced key scholarly discussion and debate on the Church for well over a hundred years. We look forward to working with Downside Abbey and the editorial board to widen the reach and impact of the journal’s historical and highly influential content.”

Find out more about the journal here.

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Sara Miller McCune founded SAGE Publishing in 1965 to support the dissemination of usable knowledge and educate a global community. SAGE is a leading international provider of innovative, high-quality content publishing more than 950 journals and over 800 new books each year, spanning a wide range of subject areas. Our growing selection of library products includes archives, data, case studies and video. SAGE remains majority owned by our founder and after her lifetime will become owned by a charitable trust that secures the company’s continued independence. Principal offices are located in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC and Melbourne.

About Downside Abbey- Our Library holdings number some 500,000 volumes of which 10% are considered rare (pre-1801).Our strengths are in Theology, Philosophy, Patristics, Ecclesiastical History and Local History Studies. The collection is eclectic and whilst our strengths are primarily suited to complement the studies of our monks successive Monk Librarians have built up collections that mark us out as one of the finest Monastic Libraries in Europe. The collections are both sacred and profane and reflect the wide interests of the Monastic Community and their rich European heritage.

Since 1880 the Downside Review has provided a forum for the scholarly discussion and debate of a wide range of topics, including monastic history, theology, philosophy, Scripture studies and spirituality. It offers a distinctively monastic perspective on the Church’s Faith and Tradition, and hopes thereby to enrich the influence of Catholic intellectual life on the culture of our day.

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